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O would some Power

the giftie gie us

to see ourselves as others see us

Robert Burns, Scottish national poet (1759-1796)

Life is Passing Right Before My Eyes

Do you ever feel like your life is passing right before your eyes in fast motion?  These are the feelings that I’m experiencing of late which have been exacerbated by the retirements this week of my long-time friends and co-workers, and the death of Farrah Fawcett.

Although I knew that Farrah had been battling cancer, when I found out yesterday that she died, I suddenly felt in touch with my own mortality.  It’s as if a piece of me went with her.

Why, you may ask, do I feel like this?  I grew up, coming of age in the 70s and Farrah was a few years older than me.  I was a newlywed at the time, and remember faithfully watching Charlie’s Angels admiring with envy Farrah’s gorgeous hair and beautiful smile.   I was young then, but even in my best years, never did I look or could have looked like she did.  I always said if I could “come back,” it would be as a 5’7″ blonde.  The most I ever stood was about 5’1″.

Before the Internet and even before the advent of cable television, VCR and DVDs, I would watch a fair amount of television in the evenings.  Some of my all-time favorite shows over the years included Magnum P.I.; Three’s CompanyAll In The Family; The Jeffersons; Sanford and Son and Everybody Loves Raymond.  Since I’m older than dirt, I even remember watching Ryan O’ Neal on Peyton Place.

It’s hard to believe, but I’m probably one of the few out there that don’t “get” reality TV shows and haven’t once watched Jon & Kate and don’t understand what all the hoopla is about, and actually, could care less.  There’s more drama here in Dysfunction Junction without having to watch it on TV.

So many of my favorite actors and actresses who were ingrained in my memory have passed on.  Although my grandmother lived to be 101, sometimes you wonder what’s around the corner for you.

I’m experiencing a sense of sadness and loss – but of what?  My youth?  I look at Farrah’s pictures from those earlier days – that famous bathing suit pinup poster picture – and in my mind’s eye, Farrah will always look like that, forever young.

When I look at pictures of myself when I was roughly the same age as Farrah, I think I still look like I did and nothing has changed.

And then I look in the mirror.
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6 comments

  1. I still remember when I was in college, her poster was on the walls of so many guy’s walls. I was one of the many that tried to copy her famous winged hairstyle.

  2. She was certainly an icon for the ages!

    trisha

  3. Cindi, totally agree with you. With the deaths of these great actors you start wondering where has all the time gone. Farrah brings back so many memories – good ones.

  4. RIP, Farrah. It’s sad, but at least she is at peace. I can’t imagine how much she suffered lately. I am in my mid-30s and I feel like time is flying. I realized I graduated from high school 17 years ago and kids who were born my senior year are now graduating. It feels like 2 or 3 years ago that I graduated.

  5. I am 38 with a 4 year old. I feel like not only are my idols dying, but the music industry is literally raping my childhood with terrible remakes of classic songs & movies.

    I look at the grey at my roots, the wrinkles around my eyes & the invitation to my 20 year HS reunion & think…HOLY CRAP! I’m getting too old for this.
    .-= Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity´s last blog ..Asylum Announcements =-.

  6. I feel so badly about Farrah. It can be anything that catches me off guard and makes me think about my mortality. Farrah’s illness and death did it for me too.
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Winning Streak =-.

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